Offense Erupts for 11 Runs as Drillers Blank Cards
SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Tulsa Drillers exploded for a big 11-0 shutout win against the Springfield Cardinals on Tuesday afternoon. The bulk of the scoring took place in two innings for Tulsa, and was capped by a pair of solo-home runs late in the game. Dustin May, Andre Scrubb and Adam McCreery combined for the shutout at Hammons Field.
Tulsa opened the scoring up with a big top of the second. With the no outs and the bases loaded, Logan Landon knocked in the first run of the day with a sacrifice fly. Pitcher May then brought home a pair of runs with a single up the middle. A couple batters later, Cristian Santana extended the score to 4-0 with a run-scoring single.
The Drillers offense hung another crooked number in the top of the fourth, all with two outs. Zach McKinstry started the rally with a walk, then promptly stole second. Omar Estevez knocked him in with an RBI single and Santana followed with another hit. DJ Peters then doubled off the left center wall to plate a pair, and Zach Reks capped the five-run inning with a three-run homer to left center that extended the lead to 9-0.
May got the start on the mound for Tulsa and gave his team a solid five innings. He gave up only three singles, struck out five and picked up his first win of the season.
Peters added to the lead in the eighth inning with his first long-ball of the season, bringing the Drillers lead to 10-0. He led the Drillers with 29 home runs in 2018.
Landon provided another solo shot in the top of the ninth, extending the lead to 11-0.
Andre Scrubb and Adam McCreery combined for four scoreless innings out of the Drillers bullpen.
HOT AT THE PLATE:
Reks now has a four-game hitting streak and has hit safely in six of his last seven games. Over those past seven games, he is hitting .445.
Landon has now hit safely in all seven of his starts this season. He is hitting .423 on the season.
UP NEXT: Tulsa at Springfield, Wednesday, April 17, 11:10 AM at Hammons Field in Springfield, MO. RHP J.D. Martin (0-1, 5.06 ERA) vs. RHP Casey Meisner (0-0, 8.59 ERA)
• Discuss this story on the Texas League message board...
Texas League Stories from April 16, 2019
- Riders Surge Late But Come up Short in Corpus Christi - Frisco RoughRiders
- Cards Lose at Home for First Time in 225 Days, 11-0 to Drillers - Springfield Cardinals
- Diaz Grand Slam Lifts Hounds to Third Straight Win - Midland RockHounds
- Offense Erupts for 11 Runs as Drillers Blank Cards - Tulsa Drillers
- Morejon, Potts Deliver Despite RockHounds' Late Rally to Beat Soddies - Amarillo Sod Poodles
- Sod Poodles Open Three-Game Series with Hooks Thursday at Hodgetown - Amarillo Sod Poodles
- Riders Return Home Thursday for Big Weekend - Frisco RoughRiders
- Drillers Back at ONEOK Field for Brief Homestand April 18-20 - Tulsa Drillers
- Cards Top Drillers 6-5 in Series Opener, Win 5th Straight - Springfield Cardinals
- Travs Spin Second Straight Shutout - Arkansas Travelers
- RockHounds Shutout Sod Poodles - Midland RockHounds
- Mr. Clutch: Robinson Drives Walk-Off Win - Corpus Christi Hooks
- Bats Silenced by Travelers Pitching, Naturals Blanked 2-0 - Northwest Arkansas Naturals
- Drillers Fail to Hold Early Lead in Loss to Cards - Tulsa Drillers
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Tulsa Drillers Stories
- ONEOK Field to Get Major Additions and Upgrades to LED Video Displays
- Drillers Announce 2020 Schedule and Start Times
- Amarillo Stuns Drillers with Ninth-Inning Rally to Win Title
- Amarillo Blanks Drillers to Force Winner-Take-All Game 5 Sunday at ONEOK Field
- Solbach, Wong Lead Drillers to Within One Win of Title